Annual Events

Taylor ISD Theater Performances

Two times a year: Spring & Fall

There are many different theater performances throughout the year at theaters in Taylor. Go to to see a list of upcoming shows and get your tickets. The Taylor ISD puts on two theater performances per school year– one in the spring and one in the fall.

Taylor Rodeo

July 19-20

Since 1950, the Taylor Rodeo Association has proudly brought to you the Taylor Annual Rodeo in the hometown of Bill Pickett. The crowds that come to this yearly event have grown because of the enthusiasm and the excitement– but most of all for the entertainment they receive. Over the years the Taylor Annual Rodeo has become the big fish in a small pond. It is one of the biggest and best small-town rodeos anywhere.

Main Street Car Show

October 26th

The Main Street Car Show is an annual event held in late October/early November. This event is sponsored by the City of Taylor and Main Street Taylor, Texas, and in the past has featured art exhibitions, food, music, raffle prizes, and shopping, along with a wide array of impressive cars.

Patriot Day Parade

Held on September 11th each year

The Taylor Fire Department brings the community together every year on September 11th to honor those who lost their lives in the attacks that occurred in 2001. During this event, emergency personnel and vehicles parade through downtown Taylor.

Taylor Fest

First weekend in May

Formerly known as Blackland Prairie Day, this annual festival takes place during the first weekend of May every year. This festival is sponsored by the Main Street Program, a program which focuses on downtown revitalization within the context of historical preservation. The Taylor Main Street Program supports the redevelopment of the downtown area through historical preservation, education, economic development, and heritage tourism. This event includes live music, live multicultural dances, food vendors, and arts and crafts booths.

Fireworks Show

Held on July 4th each year

The annual Taylor fireworks show is held in beautiful Murphy Park each year on July 4th at dusk to celebrate America’s independence.

Christmas Parade & Tree Lighting Ceremony

First Saturday in December

The Taylor Ministerial Alliance hosts a Christmas Parade of Lights followed by the official Christmas Tree lighting ceremony by the City of Taylor every year on the first Saturday in December.

Monthly Events

Second Saturday Shopping

Second Saturday of the month

Every Second Saturday, downtown Taylor businesses join together for a full day of food, beer, music, art, movies and shopping. Take a day trip to Taylor!

Farmers Market on Main

Every Saturday 10am – 2pm

At the Heritage Square Pavilion, we have vendors selling fresh fruits and vegetables, pasture-raised meats, fresh eggs, salsas, pickles and relishes, soaps, handcrafted items, bedding plants and more. Support local!

Numerous BBQ Cook-Offs


Taylor hosts numerous BBQ cook-offs throughout the year, including the Taylor International BBQ Cook-Off in August.

Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
Born Twins – Onism E – iLA Minori 8:00 pm
Born Twins – Onism E – iLA Minori
Sep 10 @ 8:00 pm – 11:45 pm
This show starts at 8PM – 5$ 8PM – iLA Minori 9PM – Onism E. 10PM – Born Twins
Taylor Second Saturday 10:00 am
Taylor Second Saturday
Sep 11 @ 10:00 am – 9:00 pm
In order to showcase the unique businesses in downtown Taylor, shops are open late (until 9 p.m.) on the second Saturday of every month!  Door prizes, music and food make this exciting event something to[...]
9/11 Memorial Ceremony 7:00 pm
9/11 Memorial Ceremony
Sep 11 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
9/11 Memorial Ceremony @ Heritage Square
The Taylor Fire Department brings the community together every year to honor those who lost their lives in the attacks of 2001. Join us for a parade of emergency personnel and vehicles.
Mayors of Simpleton 8:00 pm
Mayors of Simpleton
Sep 11 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Austin’s largest sounding 4-piece band: The Mayors of Simpleton. 5$ cover! Playing 8PM till 11PM Cover song selection includes numbers from artists such as: XTC, John Mayer, John Mellencamp, Johnny Cash, Joe Jackson, Kings of[...]
Bon Bon Vivant – The Savage Poor – Marques Morel 8:00 pm
Bon Bon Vivant – The Savage Poor – Marques Morel
Sep 17 @ 8:00 pm – 11:45 pm
5$ Cover for an incredible night of music! 8 PM – Marques Morel 9 PM – The Savage Poor 10 PM – Bon Bon Vivant Bon Bon Vivant is an indie band from New Orleans[...]
American Gypsy Band 8:00 pm
American Gypsy Band
Sep 18 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Honky Tonk Hippy Groove that warms the Soul. Driven by the sound of the drum American Gypsy brings the show every time and leaves a pint of blood on the stage every night. A definite[...]
Thunderosa – The Dizzy Bangers 8:00 pm
Thunderosa – The Dizzy Bangers
Sep 24 @ 8:00 pm – 11:59 pm
Thunderosa + The Dizzy Bangers = a good time. 6$ Cover. The Dizzy Bangers 8 PM – 9:30 Thunderosa 10 PM – 11:30
Blackbird Sing 8:00 pm
Blackbird Sing
Sep 25 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
7$ Cover Blackbird Sing has found the recipe to blending the swaggering bravado of punk, emotively captivating lyrics of the grandest forms of folk, rural country music aesthetics, the experimentation of an indie band with[...]